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Galaxy S3 Mini Release Confirmed for Tomorrow, Handset Has Android 4.1, JellyBean

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By Vincent Funaro , Christian Post Reporter
October 10, 2012|11:04 am

The rumored Samsung Galaxy S3 mini will be unveiled tomorrow, according to new reports.

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    Galaxy S3 Mini

Engadget released a report stating that Samsung's Mobile chief JK Shin has confirmed a 4-inch S3 to be unveiled tomorrow in Frankfurt, Germany. The publication also confirmed that it will be named the Galaxy S3 Mini.

The smaller version of the hit smartphone was first mentioned after Samsung sent out invites to a media event that included the words "something small will be really big." This led many tech publications to believe that the Korean-electronics giant was working on a shrunken down version of the S3.

Rumored specifications for the smartphone include a 4-inch Super AMOLED display with 800 x 480 pixels, a 5-megapixel camera, 1GB RAM, 16GB of internal memory, Android 4.1, JellyBean, microUSB port and a 1500mAh battery.

Samsung's plan to release the smaller version of the S3 is to allow the smartphone to better compete with the new iPhone 5 that also measures in at 4-inches. With a compact S3 on the market, consumers will have another viable option when looking for a handset that doesn't bulge out of their pocket.

The larger Galaxy S3 will be also released in two new colors on Verizon, including black and brown in the near future.

The carrier announced that it will be offering these two new variants of the wildly popular smartphone earlier this week.

Both the black and brown models appeared on Verizon's front page this Monday morning with a sign-up sheet for customers interested in knowing the availability of the new smartphones. Pricing should remain the same for the new colors, since none of their inner specifications have been changed.

The smartphone is also expected to receive the Android 4.1, JellyBean update in the U.S. soon.

 

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